From its launch in 2013, CDI was made up of two teams of volunteers: one from the University of Cambridge, and one from the universities around Dar es Salaam. Throughout the year, the UK and TZ teams would collaboratively plan together, before joining together for two months in Dar es Salaam to conduct a an immersive mixture of project implementation, key partner meetings, government engagement and impact evaluation. In September 2017, the Tanzanian branch of CDI was officially registered as an independent NGO: Kite Dar es Salaam. As a result, the two organisations in partnership will be able to increase their capacity in order to match the impressive growth of the projects, and promote their work to a greater extent in Dar es Salaam.
As well as continuing its close relationship with CDI, Kite Dar es Salaam will join existing organisations in Oxford, UK; Vancouver, Canada; and Lima, Peru. This will enable the sharing of resources and ideas, and create a network of support between students across the world, who are all aiming to change the way student volunteering is done.